Posts Tagged ‘Electronic’

The One And Only, The Master – Bloid Fraxton

August 9th, 2017 Comments off

So, you may simply not like it, you don’t understand it or you don’t know what it is?

Honestly, I have not heard anything sounding like this, ever. I have never heard bass as crisp like this. Not with that depth, detail and level of compression? I know that it is Roel Funcken.

What? Wait, how is that even possible? I do have other headphones now, the are powered by an in-built amplifier, but that’s not it. The push, the cleanness of the sound. It is evolution.

I am talking about the music. I actually believe that there are several subjects (not all musical) that are really closely related and furterhmore it would seem that many of the “politacal/religious” ones are confusing many of them.

Just to be clear. I really do not mind “blind belief” and basically any religious practice is fine by me given that everyone else can retain the right to their own beliefs.

The practise must not be a destructive one. Basically, do not hurt others in the name of your own chosen practise.

Howver, this is not something new. One of the many wars that have raged in Europe, is the so-called 100 year war. A war that last for one hundred years? There are shorter versions, in Sweden, it is known as the thirty year war. They were “religous” wars… (the first and second World wars, they were “ideolgical” wars… guess what the third one will be about?).

Please, take an interest in our history.

Then is when it gets really complicated… because that is well before the idea of unconditional equality, freedom of speech and religious practice, as in always and without exception. But, is that not politics, again? Well, organised religious practices are politics, that is a know fact? Right?

The thing is that I don’t think that any of the current organised religious practises will/can/or want to fulfil that crucial condition. That would be freedom of speech.

Not liking something is an action. However, just not liking something on pure principle, ignoring any kind of fact, understanding or willingness to achieve that is something completely different… that is ignorance and ignorance is just not acceptable. We simply have to make an effort. We need to try harder.

The music? R. Funcken is holding it down. Somehow still finding ways to increase the compression and continuing pushing his machines and the sound. I can not believe what I am hearing. It is so impressive.

The sounds out of Rotterdam (I have been to Amsterdam in my youth, but I have never been to Rotterdam) are unbelievable.

It’s electronic music at a level that is beyond description… From Funckarma’s inaugural release (I need to verify that): “Resonator (Live In Paradiso)” from 1998 on DUB?

The current EP is here: This is the place. “Bloid Fraxton”? I mean listen to it? In any event I’m giving you a fair warning.

My 10000 edits of this text? Well, the reason? It has to be close to perfect… is that an obtainable objective? Probably not, the deep irony is that there simply are not enough words in this World to describe it.


En Nom De Bon Dieu! C’est Un Événement Qui Surement A L’invraisemblance Comme Mère Et Père?

March 2nd, 2017 Comments off

A small record shop in Stockholm that sells vinyl? Well, that’s (is that a satisfactory and acceptable phrasing, my beloved child?) hardly any news? But, I dear to say that this particular one is just that, namely newsworthy.

Triphopshop is located at Rörstrandsgatan 25 in Stockholm, Sweden.

A shop that specialises in electronic music from the early to late nineties (hence the name, I mean when did you last hear somebody, anybody use the genre ”Trip Hop”, come on, honestly?). The concept of this shop is as insane as it is brilliant (which is often the case by the other way)!

I recently made my first visit ever (and at the same time was reminded how seldom I visit this (that would be “Vasastan”*) or any other part of my birthplace – the fair Stockholm or is it Snarkofagen**?). That being said I don’t know if I dare (or can afford) a second visit.

If you like vinyl and electronic music’s golden days? Seek out: promptly! Even the small compartments ”World” and ”Rock” (in normal circumstances definite no-go-zones) offers surprises.

I will have to mention (not that hard) Snickars Records at Hökens gata 11, (“Södermalm”) also in Stockholm, Sweden. Still in service and always excellent. In all likelyhood the most versatile vinyl record shop in Scandinavia and the quality of their stock is simply put astounding.

* You might want to listen to: ”The Persuader – Stockholm” an album on Svek (SKCD 008). Actually, I’m going to do that right now and incidentally, by pure chance it is a 1999 release. It’s been a while, but I at least can clearly hear that a lot (and I mean many people (a large group of humans) owe Mr Persuader a lot of things musically…). Mon Dieu, classic timeless stuff! And my favourite track is called, wait for it… “Vasastaden” or possibly “Mosebacke”. However, that is musically, in reality it is without doubt “Södermalm****” and since “Mosebacke” is actually situated in the heart of “Södermalm” it will do nicely.

** Don’t bother looking it up. I invented it so in that respect is not a real word, but it is very real to me, rest assured. “Snark” means “snore” in Swedish.

*** Or why not Klute – Fear Of People – Certificate 18? That suggestion may make you both upset and confused since that album was actually released in 2000. Hey, relax, it is still one of the best drum’n’bass albums ever made. The tracks “Three Of Us” or “T.D.C.C” alone? Oh, my sweet Lord…or “Keep Calm and Carry On” as they say on that island.

**** Non, I’m just pulling your leg in fact it is SoSo (South of South) on the mountain and to the West…